Prayer  letter

for the week of May 25th

“I lift my eyes to the mountains – where does my help come from?
My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.”  
Psalms 121.1-2

Matthew 14:  10 and had John beheaded in the prison.  13 When Jesus heard what had happened, he withdrew by boat privately to a solitary place.
There are many who have recently, and some are still going through traumatic times. Jesus shows us (often!), how he withdrew and spent time with his Father.
We are encouraging each other to do that, too!  How do you withdraw? Can you carve out time in the morning or throughout the day to practice a rhythm of silence? No phone, no tv, no distractions. Just you and God. (And maybe a journal!)

Prayer Matters.
Thank you for praying for our church family. God hears our prayers and he so very much LOVES hearing our praises and prayers. May you be encouraged as you read through this. May you be overwhelmed with God’s goodness. With his hope. With his peace. In Christ’s name we pray with great expectation!

our praises

“ But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”  Matthew 14:27
  • A miracle! Our granddaughter, Petra, age 13, was diagnosed with scoliosis (very ugly x-ray) last October. Just last Tuesday, May 20, x-rays showed no scoliosis!!!! Praise God! Thank you, Jesus!
  • I am thankful that I was able to buy a bicycle!
  • Happy 90th birthday Stella!  Prayers for healing throughout her body. Praise God for her spirit of joyfulness and gratitude.
  • Praise that I had my weekly test and am still negative.
  • Praise that I still can share the Lord’s love at work with my patients and staff.
  • Thanking the Lord for my safe return by car from Arizona - 5 more days to self-isolate.
  • Thanks to Bill for choosing Habakkuk to reach for this season of difficulties, it is perfect for the time.
  • Praise the Lord! Craig was accepted into the pain management program.
  • Praise God that our family remains healthy.
  • Thank you, Lord that we never walk alone. You are always with us, keeping us sheltered, guiding us in your way.
  • Praising Jesus, Rich’s cough is better.
  • Praising the LORD for all the good He is doing in the midst of the Covid-19.
  • Thanks for the service on-line. The message has given me great ideas.
  • Thank you, Lord that I am doing well and am safe at home.
  • Praise Jesus for good results on my annual physical exam last week!
  • Thank you, Lord for my peace of heart.
  • God you are so good – thank you for the sunshine.
  • I am thankful for being able to keep in touch with family, friends, our Pastor and Church
  • Lord we are thankful that your ways are perfect and your plans for us are perfect.

Our prayer requests

“People brought all their sick to him and begged him to let the sick just touch the edge of his cloak, and all who touched it were healed.”  Matthew 14:35b-36
  • We lift if CL as he goes into surgery June 3. LORD, are the Great Physician! Guide the surgeons hands and give wisdom. We ask protection from infection, disease, and any complications so that there will be a quick and complete recovery. That you for the gift of this surgical option to relieve this condition. Thank you, Jesus!
  • Lord comfort my sister as she mourns after the death of her son and my niece as she mourns the death of her brother.
  • Father in Heaven, thank you for Verna's successful surgery. Please continue healing her and we pray for a full recovery, in Jesus' name.
  • I need help dealing with this prolonged phase 1 period. I haven't seen my son and his family for 3 months and it is very hard on me.
  • Pray recovery for Sharon.
  • Prayers for K to keep her eyes on Him.
  • Lord, please give my dad peace of mind.
  • Lord give me a positive attitude while I await MRI results on a very painful shoulder injury, I am already planning on a third back surgery, but can’t have until shoulder is fixed. Thank you for your prayers.
  • Pray for W’s peace of mind – Lord, be her shelter and her refuge.
  • Please keep Dan in your prayers. He is dealing with several more medical issues. Pray that he gets the medical attention that he needs in a timely manner.
  • Prayers for healing for K, please.
  • Prayers for my niece Heather who has a tumor on stomach and will have more tests coming.
  • Continue to pray for my brother Ron getting treatment for lung cancer.
  • Please pray for continued good health.
  • Prayers that my pool cover part comes soon, so I may open it to friends who want family time in a pool.
  • Jesus, bind us together in unity through sacrificial love for one another in patience and kindness towards all those around us.
  • Please pray that I can hear Gods word to me re: a personal situation!
  • Would like stronger desire to go deeper with God and not be pulled away by the things of this world.
  • God help us find a solution to Larry’s leg pain, place your healing hand upon him please.
  • That the gym will open to regain our fitness.
  • Prayers for a safe trip to Phoenix to see my sister this week.
  • Continued healing for June, Ed, Walt and Carmil.

“But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”   1 Corinthians 15.57 (ESV)

LORD, Hear our prayers!  We love you Jesus – in your name we pray, AMEN.

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